Founded in 1968, the American Academy of Physician Assistants is the national professional society for PAs. It represents a profession of approximately 150,000 PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the majority of the U.S. territories and within the uniformed services.
Approximately 50,000 PAs are members of AAPA, including approximately 13,000 PA students. AAPA has an annual operating budget of approximately $26 million and a staff of 95. Our office is located in the Carlyle district of Alexandria, VA.
The American Academy of PAs is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse team. As a member of the AAPA team we will honor your experiences, perspectives, and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming for all team members. View AAPA’s Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
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Core Values and Workplace Culture
At AAPA, we maintain and practice a set of values that reflect who we are as an organization and form the foundation for how we work with our members, vendors, volunteers and each other. These values are:
The success of AAPA is dependent on the trust, confidence and credibility that we earn from each other and our members. We gain credibility by adhering to our core values and honoring our word and the commitments we make.
The culture at AAPA is high-performing, entrepreneurial, creative and innovative.
We offer an attractive compensation package, consisting of base pay and excellent benefits.
- Metro accessible
- On-site parking
- On-site fitness facility
- Medical, dental and vision benefits
- 401(k) with employer match
- Life and disability insurance
- Tuition assistance
- Professional and staff development
- 11 holidays, 18 vacation days and 12 sick days annually
- Flexible work schedule
- State-of-the-art technology
- Fun staff social events